Chandler police seek man who allegedly scammed woman out of $3,700

Police are looking for an alleged crook who scammed an elderly woman out of hundreds of dollars.
Police are looking for an alleged crook who scammed an elderly woman out of hundreds of dollars.(Chandler Police Department)
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 12:15 PM MST
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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Chandler police are hunting for a man who scammed an elderly woman out of thousands of dollars by impersonating a AAA employee.

According to Detective Eva Zermeño, Joe Miller reportedly showed up at the woman’s home by saying he was an AAA employee, the roadside assistance and auto services company. At the home, Miller told the victim that there was severe damage to her car, particularly to the tire wheel nuts and that one of the wheels was about to fall off. He claimed he could fix it for $3,700.

Miller and the woman then drove together to the bank and withdrew the money, Miller then took off, without working on the vehicle. Detectives were able to identify Miller using bank surveillance video, but authorities say that Miller goes by other names and that he might not be using that name currently.

Anyone with information or who might have been a victim of Miller is being asked to contact Det. Zermeno at 480-782-4105.